A overview on Montessori Principles and how they can be applied and incorporated into parenting. Using resources from Montessori's own writings, recent brain research and best practices in raising young children in the 21st Century, common concerns will be covered. These ideas will be connected to the bestselling book, Beyond Measure, sequel to Race to Nowhere, by Vicki Abeles. The book, Beyond Measure - Rescuing an Overscheduled, Overtested, Underestimated Generation is an inspiring book for parents, students, and educators on how to revolutionize learning, prioritize children’s health, and re-envision success for a lifetime. The book pulls from powerful anecdotes and convincing new research where Abeles presents inspirational, quantifiable success stories and shows how anyone—students, parents, and educators—can effect change.
This workshop will allow parents to receive information based in research as well as Montessori educators’ experiences on how the Method does lead to healthy innovators of the future, and what specific actions can be taken by parents and teachers to “create healthy happy children who love to learn, want to contribute to the world, and can tackle the enormous problems of our time with innovative ideas and solutions.”
Target audience: Parents of Primary - Middle School